Furlough pay would negate shutdown savings

The move to grant furloughed workers back pay highlights another peculiarity of the shutdown: sending all those workers home does not save money.

Kevin Cullen

Last call for good old ways

The question is not why The Quencher, one of the greatest bars in the world, is closing. The question is how, in yuppified Southie, it lasted this long.

Jonathan Ramos attended a candlelight vigil last month marking the death of his cousin Jorge Fuentes.

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Slaying galvanizes Episcopal Church

The death of Jorge Fuentes devastated the Episcopal Diocese in Mass., and it made gun violence a personal issue.

Donnie Wahlberg standing in Copley Square in the new FiOS commercial.

Wahlberg FiOS commercial missing one thing: FiOS in Boston

The commercial features Donnie Wahlberg in front of the Hancock Tower, but you can’t get FiOS in Copley Square.

The Rays’ Jose Lobaton hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win Game 3 of the division series.

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Rays get walk-off win in Game 3

Koji Uehara allowed a game-winning home run in the ninth inning as the Red Sox missed a chance to sweep the division series.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-13337.jpg A tough loss for Red Sox against Rays

This was the Red Sox’ first postseason walkoff loss since the Aaron Boone/Grady Little game of 2003. Gulp.

Richard Phillips said the sea captain’s life is his “normal.’’

A captain’s piracy saga comes to the screen

Captain Richard Phillips said his life is “normal,” even though his rescue from Somali pirates has been made into a movie starring Tom Hanks.


Farah stockman

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/08/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/stockman-2772.jpg Club for Growth deserves part of blame for shutdown

The ultrasconservative Club for Growth has played a role in seeing that uncompromising Republicans are elected to Congress.


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Finding drug-free techniques to treat chronic pain

Nearly half of all Americans contend with chronic back pain, headaches, or joint discomfort, yet painkillers have recently come under increased scrutiny for their health risks.